Hilary 1963 – press behaviour condemned

The Isis series on the Humanists led to a letter from an “unmarried pregnant humanist” which brought Fleet Street down on Oxford en masse – and that led to strong criticism of the behaviour of press.

Cherwell was first off the mark (16 February 1963):




















Fortuitously the Oxford Union had a debate on the press, as the Oxford Mail reported on 22 February:































The debate was fully reported in Cherwell on 23 February 1963:



































Isis (27 February 1963) reported on the speech by its editor, Karen McLeod – the first woman member of the Oxford Union Society:












[Hilary 1963]       [Posters]       [Opposing the SCM Mission]      [Isis on the Humanists]

[Unmarried but pregnant]        [Women in the Union]        [Other press coverage]

[Correspondence with Francis Crick]